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Today's News

  • Greg Jordan named chief with Boiling Spring Lakes police

    Former Oak Island police chief Greg Jordan has now been named the new police chief for the City of Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Jordan was originally hired by the city as a patrolman with BSL and started his job Nov. 28.

    Jordan was hired by the town of Oak Island on Aug. 2, 1991, and worked as an investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, assistant chief/major and interim chief from Feb. 1, 2016, to June 6, 2016, when he was named chief.

    Former BSL police chief Brad Shirley began as a deputy chief for the Leland Police Department on Dec. 3.

  • Leland man faces multiple felony drug charges

    A Leland man faces multiple drug charges, including felony charges.

  • Little River, S.C. woman accused of having drugs on jail premises

    A Little River, S.C. is accused of having drugs on a jail premises.

    Ashley Patrice Noncent, 22, of Woodridge Circle was arrested March 28 and charged with one felony count of possession of cocaine, one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, one felony count of possession a controlled substance on a prison/jail premises, misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and failure to heed light or siren.

  • Supply man accused of having heroin at county jail

    A Supply man is accused of having drugs at the county jail.

    Anthony Junior Bell, 48, of Seashore Hills Road was arrested March 30 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, felony possession of a controlled substance in prison/on a jail premises and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Bell had 2.66 grams of heroin in a plastic baggie at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on March 29.

    Bell remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $430,000 bail. 

  • Shallotte duo arrested on animal cruelty charges

    A Shallotte duo is accused of animal cruelty.

    Ian Connor Mecklenburg, 31, and Anjanette Catherine Shannon, 34, both of Kinglet Drive, were arrested March 28. Mecklenburg and Shannon were each charged with eight misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

    Warrants show Mecklenburg and Shannon deprived six cats and two dogs of “necessary sustenance” on March 28.

    Mecklenburg and Shannon were booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility March 28 and released the same day on $5,000 bail each.

  • Dropout rates on the decline in Brunswick County

    Fewer teens are dropping out of Brunswick County Schools, according to a recent report from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

    The report shows the dropout rate for the district fell from 106 during the 2016-2017 school year to 96 during the 2017-2018 school year, or 2.5 percent to 2.2 percent.

  • Board of Education OKs negotiations for artificial turf

    BOLIVIA— At their regular April 2 meeting the Brunswick County Board of Education approved negotiations for artificial turf.

  • High school seniors should consider tuition-free law enforcement careers

    Attorney General Josh Stein 

  • National treatment court training visits Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA — There was a lot of learning happening at the Brunswick County Courthouse last Thursday and Friday as those who work with treatment courts in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pitt counties received training from a national organization on how to do what they do even better with the latest information.

  • Book look: Friends host Paperback Tent Sale on April 13 in Leland

    The Friends of the Leland Library will have a Paperback Tent Sale on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Tents will be outside the Leland Library at 487 Village Road in Leland. As usual, paperbacks are 50 cents each, DVDs are $1 and children’s books are marked even lower.

    Members of the Friends may purchase anything at half-price. Purchase a new membership or renew your present one on that day and be included.